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Purchasing Officer Salary (United States)

The average salary for a Purchasing Officer is $41,196 per year. Most people move on to other jobs if they have more than 20 years' experience in this field. A skill in Contract Negotiation is associated with high pay for this job.
Purchasing Officer Salary (?
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$29,485 - $72,212
(Median)
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MEDIAN: $41,195
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Purchasing Officer Salary (?
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$11.95 - $21.69
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MEDIAN: $16.00
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National Salary Data

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$0$25K$50K$75K
Salary
$29,485 - $72,212  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,720 - $66,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 49
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$12$24$36
Hourly Rate
$11.95 - $21.69  
   
Overtime
$0.21 - $28.85  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,966  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$26,720 - $66,981  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 3 Sep 2014 | Individuals Reporting: 23
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Job Description for Purchasing Officer

Purchasing officer positions are available in a wide variety of organizations and businesses, ranging from hotels to government agencies to universities. Although job requirements vary by company and position, common requirements include at least a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field. A minimum of five years of experience dealing with contracts and/or purchasing is also needed; most organizations stipulate that at least part of this must have been in a management or supervisory role.
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Purchasing Officer Tasks
  • Request quotes, solicit bids, and evaluate results to select the appropriate vendors.
  • Work with users and consumers to meet demands and follow guidelines.
  • Procure, negotiate, and contract for necessary supplies, goods and materials.
  • Track inventory and purchases, evaluating vendors.

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Experience Affects Purchasing Officer Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 13%
Mid-Career
up arrow 4%
National Average
$40,000
Entry-Level
up arrow 12%

Job Satisfaction

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Rated 4 out of 5 based on 16 votes.

Gender

Female
56%
female alumni
 
Male
44%
male alumni

Years of Experience

1-4 years
41%
5-9 years
24%
10-19 years
25%
20 years or more
10%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 75% dental benefits Dental: 52%
vision benefits Vision: 41% employee benefits None: 25%